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Diesel Engine Technology 93014

As diesel engines become more popular, a fundamental knowledge of diesel technology is critical for anyone involved in the diesel engine support industry. This course will explain the fundamental technology of diesel engines starting with a short but thorough introduction of the diesel combustion cycle, and continue with aspects of engine design, emission control design, and more. An overview of developing technologies for the future with a comprehensive section on exhaust aftertreatment is also included.

The text, Diesel Emissions and Their Control, authored by Magdi Khair and W. Addy Majewski is included with the seminar.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Summarize the technological advances in modern diesel engines
  • Evaluate the sources of emissions from diesel engines and the influence of engine component design on curbing these emissions
  • Explain diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems and their effectiveness in reducing emissions
  • Recognize the importance of fuel injection parameters to performance and emission control

Who Should Attend
You should attend this seminar if you are involved in diesel engine support industries such as catalytic converters, lube oils, gaskets, and turbocharger suppliers, and if you are not well versed with diesel engines although they play a major role in your career's survival.

  • The Case for the Diesel Engine (Brief)
    • Fuel consumption
    • Emissions
    • The diesel and the future
    • Advantages and disadvantages of diesel engines
    • Thermal efficiency of diesel vs gasoline engines
    • Compression ratio limitations in diesel engines
  • The Diesel Combustion Process
    • SI four-stroke
    • CI four-stroke
    • The diesel combustion cycle
  • Basic Types of Diesel Engines
    • Open chamber - direct injection (DI)
    • Prechamber - indirect injection (IDI)
  • General Characteristics of DI & IDI Engines
    • Peak combustion pressure and temperature
    • Combustion severity
    • Rate of pressure rise
    • Noise
    • Fuel economy
    • Application
    • Emissions
  • The Diesel Fuel Injection System
    • Functions of the diesel fuel injection system
    • Types of diesel fuel injection systems
    • Pump-line-nozzle systems (in-line pump)
    • Pump-line-nozzle systems (distributor pump)
    • Pump-line-nozzle systems (unit pump)
    • Unit injector systems
    • Common-rail injection systems
    • Details of an in-line pump
    • Operation of an in-line pump
    • Multi-hole injector holder and nozzle
    • Line dynamics and delivery valves
    • Mechanical governors and boost control devices
    • Engine installation and spray details
    • Operation of a distributor pump
    • Another type of distributor pump
    • Mechanically-controlled unit injector
    • Moving towards electronically-controlled systems
    • Motivation for using electronically-controlled systems
    • Basic electronic injection system
    • Electronically-controlled in-line pump
    • Visual differences between mechanical & electrical pumps
    • Electronically-controlled distributor pumps
    • Single solenoid valve electronically-controlled UI
    • Electronically-controlled UI system
    • Electronically-controlled common-rail system
    • The HEUI system
    • Operation of a HEUI system
    • Development of injection pressure in HEUI
    • Desired injection flexibility
    • Operation differences between HEUI-A & HEUI-B
    • The HEUI-B injection system
    • HEUI-A and HEUI-B injectors
  • Air Management - Supercharging & Turbocharging
    • The purpose of air charging
    • Methods of air charging
    • Supercharger drives
    • Types of superchargers
    • Schematic representation of supercharger types
    • Sample performance map of a supercharger
    • Photographs of two centrifugal superchargers
    • Sample performance map of a centrifugal supercharger
    • Types of turbochargers
    • Schematic representation of a turbocharging system
    • Exhaust and charge airflow through a fixed geometry turbocharger
    • Anatomy of a turbocharger
    • Energy conversion in a turbocharger
    • The importance of A/R in a turbocharger design
    • Cutaway in a modern turbocharger
    • Sample performance map of a turbocharger
    • Waste-gated turbocharger
    • Variable geometry turbocharger
    • Combination system - wave charging
    • Turbocompounding
    • Sequential turbocharging
  • Emissions Formation in Diesel Engines
    • Hydrocarbon
    • Carbon monoxide
    • Nitrogen oxides
    • Particulate matter
    • Smoke
  • Emission Standards
    • Europe
    • North America
  • Steps Towards the Modern Diesel Engine
    • Injection
    • Combustion
    • Induction
    • Oil consumption
    • Engine electronics
    • Other design parameters
  • Current and Future Technologies
    • Exhaust gas recirculation
    • Multiple injections
    • Auxiliary emission control devices (aftertreatment)
    • Fuels and emulsions
Magdi Khair

Dr. Khair is a consultant at Magdiesel Technologies. He has recently retired from Watlow Electric where he was Chief Technologist in Watlow's Diesel Emission Space. He was previously an Institute Engineer at Southwest Research Institute. He had prior assignments at Allied Signal Automotive Catalyst, Ford New Holland, Ford Tractor Operations, Bendix Diesel Operations, and the Chrysler Corporation. He has worked with diesel engines and their emission control systems. Dr. Khair has an extensive background in diesel aftertreatment, stratified charge, and gas turbine engines since 1970. He was involved with developing emission control systems to help diesel and alternative combustion engines meet future regulated limits. He has co-authored Diesel Emissions and Their Control, a comprehensive textbook, and continues to present seminars in diesel engine technology, selective catalytic reduction for diesel engines, and exhaust gas recirculation.

Dr. Khair holds a B.S. in Automotive Engineering from Cairo, Egypt, a M.S. in Thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham, England, a MBA from Michigan State University USA, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Warren National University. Dr. Khair holds 20 US patents in the areas of fuel injection, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation and filtration, and diesel aftertreatment systems.

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Fees: $1685.00
SAE Members: $1348.00 - $1517.00

1.3 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.


"I would recommend this class to anyone working in the automotive industry."
Francisco Lopez
Associate Engineer
International Truck & Engine Corporation

"A great 2 day seminar to learn the basics of modern diesel engines. Clear and concise presentation style of Mr. Khair makes this course a must for students of modern diesel engines."
Mark Sellnau
Senior Staff Research Engineer
Delphi Research Lab

"Mr. Khair was excellent. It was easy to understand and follow for someone like myself. I have been in the industry 3 months. I will be going back to work with a lot more knowledge thanks to the course and great instructor."
Kimberly Remaly
Mechanical Development Engineer
International Truck & Engine Corporation

"An excellent course for anyone dealing with internal combustion engines."
Joseph Hunter Betts
VP Engineering & Prod. Development
Enginetech Inc.

"This was a great course for understanding the basic principles of diesel engine design and operation and its affect on exhaust gas emissions."
Scott Ringlein
Chief Engineer
Tenneco Automotive

"Great insight into opportunity offered by diesel technology to address fuel economy issues."
Joseph Griffin
Staff Engineer

"This is a very detailed class that would benefit any design engineer."
Matthew Krock
Technical Sales Manager

Also available as an SAE On Demand Course!
Diesel Engine Technology e-Seminar

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Duration: 2 Days
October 3-4, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan